Distractions can make for an inopportune moment. This is what happens when one is more attune to coddling the stage production of the adoring and fawning masses, real or imagined, than to his immediate surroundings.
For the regular door of the Marine One helicopter was just a tad too formidable for 6 foot 1.5 inch President Barack Obama.
He may well pay a little more attention the next he enters that aircraft, lest his ear become embedded on the door the next time. Or worse yet, traumatic brain damage.
Image courtesy of http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2009/02/obama-florida.html.